With this script, we’ll help you connect with your authentic self and reach your full potential though visualization.
Let’s start by finding a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down. Close your eyes, or focus your attention on one spot in the room.
To relax your body, we’ll start with your feet. Let the sense of relaxation fill your feet. They’re heavy …. loose…then relaxed.
Next, relax your ankles. Then your lower legs … and then your knees.
Continue on with the relaxation flowing to your upper legs. Just let your leg muscles go free … they feel heavy … then relaxed.
Move on to your hips and pelvis, and the surrounding muscles. Then, onto your stomach and lower back. Just relax. Notice how the muscles release their tension.
Let the relaxation fill your chest, back, and sides. They’re feeling heavy. Relaxed and heavy.
Now, relax your hands, from your fingertips to your wrists. Your lower arms are free. Totally relaxed. Your elbows and upper arms are relaxed. They’re loose and heavy.
Lower your shoulders a bit. Feel them relax? Find a position that’s comfortable and free.
Relax all the muscles in your neck. Just let go of that tension. Relax your face, and then your head.
Now your whole body is deeply relaxed.
In this relaxed state, consider how you feel inside.
Let’s start by reflecting on your values. What’s most important to you? What do you value? Where does your sense of right and wrong come from? Think about this for a bit.
These values that you’ve been pondering are the core of your being. When you’re true to your values, your core beliefs will motivate your behavior. When your behavior is consistent with your values, it feels good. For example, if you value honesty, you may reflect that by being a person who tells the truth. If you value hard work, your life may reflect a strong work ethic
Consider how your values can be a part of your daily life.
What else makes you who you are?
Your authentic self is the real you. This is the person you are when nothing is standing in your way or holding you back. Your authentic self is the person you’re meant to be.
Picture the person you feel you are today. It’s okay if you aren’t quite who that person is. Just imagine yourself doing daily activities on a typical day. Pretend you’re watching yourself in a movie and observing yourself from afar.
Now picture yourself standing in an empty room. Visualize what it would be like if you took away all the things that hold you back in life. Think of circumstances, lack of resources, illness, emotional wounds from the past, lack of forgiveness …. and replace them with confidence.
Watch as these problems evaporate. One by one, with confidence, they disappear.
Now who is the person standing in this empty room?
It’s you. This is who you are at the core.
If this picture is a bit fuzzy now, that’s okay. Let’s refocus.
Consider your motivation in life. What drives your behavior? What attracts your interest?
And when the barriers are gone, and you’re at your full potential, what character traits do you have? What kind of personality do you have?
Are you introverted or extroverted?
Quiet or talkative?
Are you creative?
What kinds of things do you appreciate and admire?
What do you like?
Picture something that makes you happy. What is it?
Let’s go back in time for a moment. Think of a happy memory from your childhood. What potential do you see in this child? Who is this child? What makes this child who he or she is?
Consider all the qualities you and this child have in common. How are you the same? How are you different? Think about how you’ve developed as a person since then.
Now, think of yourself as the child and look at the world through your younger self’s eyes.
What did you want to be when you grew up? What were your hopes and dreams?
Most likely, your younger self’s hopes and dreams were connected to your authentic self. Consider what your childhood aspirations say about you, and think about what characteristics you have today that are linked to your childhood dreams.
For example, if you dreamed of being an architect, you may be creative, analytical and innovative.
Think about your childhood dreams. What do they say about you today?
Let’s imagine one more picture. This time, visualize the person you want to be. Include as many details as you can.
This is your ideal self.
How does this person act? What does this person value? What motivates your ideal self? What qualities does the ideal version of you possess?
Meet your authentic self. This ideal image in your mind right now is you. This is who you are beneath all the things that are getting in the way. This is you.
Take a few moments to soak this in, and then step inside this beautiful picture. Become this person. Be free to be who you. Be your authentic self.
Do you feel calm?
Now you’re secure. You know who you are.
Take this authentic self with you in your daily life. Let your true essence shine through. Let your values, personality, special qualities, and motivations guide you through your day.
Underneath the baggage, the hardships, the demands of everyday life, this person has always existed. This is the real you, and the real you will always be with you.
Your authentic self is positive and confident. Your authentic self is someone you admire and appreciate.
As you reawaken, keep the image of your authentic self with you throughout the day. Allow your true self to be heard. Grant yourself permission to be you.
Now, let’s wake up your hands and arms by wiggling your fingers.
Wake up your feet and legs by moving your toes.
As your body fills with energy, your muscles are awake again.
Open your eyes. Sit quietly. Reconnect with your surroundings.
When you’re ready, go back to your regular activities with a sense of confidence, peacefulness and a true sense of self.